400G to claim big optical port shipments through 2024: Dell'Oro

Jan. 28, 2020
Coherent port shipments on DWDM systems are forecast to reach 1.3 million by 2024, according to a new study by Dell’Oro Group.

The growing popularity of 400-Gbps transmission rates will lead DWDM coherent port shipments to reach 1.3 million by 2024, according to Dell’Oro Group. The market research firm states in its latest report that the total optical transport market, which Dell’Oro defines as including multiservice multiplexers and WDM systems, will be worth nearly $18 billion by that year.

"We are projecting coherent port shipments on DWDM systems to grow at an 18% CAGR [compound annual growth rate]," said Jimmy Yu, vice president at Dell'Oro. "Further igniting this market will be all the new, higher baud rate coherent line cards entering the market this year that will set the path for many more years of growth.

Metro deployments will account for more than half of the WDM market over the next five years, Dell’Oro expects.

“On a capacity shipment basis, we think the highest share of coherent line cards will be operating at 400 Gbps, a wavelength speed that will have the perfect balance of capacity, performance, and price in both metro and long-haul networks," Yu added.

Dell'Oro’s Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report covers the optical transport industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments, and wavelength shipments (by speed up to 800 Gbps). The report tracks DWDM long-haul, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers, and optical switch equipment.

Learn more about the report. 

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